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The Leonard Lopate Show

Pink Slime is Making a Comeback

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The market for finely textured beef—dubbed "pink slime"—had all but collapsed in 2012 after news reports revealed what it's made of, but this year's rising beef prices have brought back the demand for the inexpensive ingredient. The Wall Street Journal's Kelsey Gee co-wrote the article "Pink Slime Back in Favor as Prices Soar for U.S. Beef," and she talks about why food makers are returning to pink slime.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Pink Slime Backlash

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Eric Schlosser, co-producer of  the documentary "Food, Inc." and author of Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the American Meal (now with a new afterword), discusses the controversy over the product known as "pink slime" and what the backlash tells us about the meat industry and food safety.

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WNYC News

Q&A | The Truth About Pink Slime

Monday, March 26, 2012

Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer and professor of journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison gives us a break down on the beef byproduct known as pink slime.

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Schoolbook

Districts Moving Against 'Pink Slime'

Monday, March 26, 2012

Even as the United States Department of Agriculture says it will begin offering schools alternatives to products that contain so-called "pink slime," an ammonia-based filler for ground beef, parents are pressing school districts around the country to stop serving the products now -- and some school districts are responding, The New York Times reported this weekend.

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Schoolbook

Stringer Calls for Immediate Removal of 'Pink Slime' Products

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Manhattan borough president, Scott M. Stringer, on Wednesday demanded that the city immediately remove any products in school lunches containing a low-cost meat filler known to its critics as "pink slime." City officials said they plan to phase out those lunch products, which include meatballs and beef paddies, by September.

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